WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY — An old school brawl broke out on Tuesday, January 8 between cops and two suspects on 169th Street and Broadway. Transit police confronted Aaron Grissom, 36, and Sidney Williams, 37, in response to complaints from subway passengers that the two men were bothering people.
That is when mayhem ensued. The video illustrates that the verbal conflict quickly escalated to an all out scuffle as the police responded with force to the provocation of the two suspects. The cops on the scene were quickly joined by other police officers that proceeded to repeatedly beat one of the suspects with batons. An undercover cop also kicked one of the suspects.
The NYPD released the following statement: “The males refused to comply and when officers moved to initiate arrest, they resisted and one of the males attempted to punch the officers. During the attempt to subdue and take the offenders into custody, two detectives and an off-duty police officer came to the assistance of the uniformed officers.”
According to the police the two suspects were involved in a similar situation at the same train station recently.